Description : The seductive melody on the night air had caught Devlin O'Hara's attention, and the hauntingly beautiful woman who created the music captured his heart. Devlin didn't know if Kate Gallagher was sinner or saint—what he did know was that he wanted to claim her for himself…. Kate, struggling with her own loss, was wary of the handsome O'Hara, who had trespassed into her sanctuary. Now the explosive emotions he stirred inside her warred with her instinct to protect her heart. But nothing had prepared Kate for the searing passion that awaited in Devlin's powerful embrace….
Description : Selected by Peter Davison with an introduction by Edward Hirsch. Sissman was a true phenomenon in American poetry. He published his first book, a collection of antic, autobiographical episodes in blank verse, in 1968. Eight years and three books later, he died of Hodgkin's disease at the age of forty-eight. Of Sissman's remarkable final poems John Updike wrote, "What other poet had ever given such wry and unblinking witness to his own dying? His poetry gave back to life more generously than he had received, and carried his beautiful wit into darkness undimmed." Now Sissman's longtime editor, Peter Davison, has selected from his lifework the essential poems--the essence of an American original. (A Mariner Original)
Description : Kitty Barrett had thought she had found Mr. Right, but a series of savage cult murders soon lead her to believe that while she had been worshipping him, he had been secretly engaging in his own bloody worship practices. Original.
Description : The dark and romantic novel by Jojo Moyes, internationally bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and the new bestseller Still Me. 'Warm, engaging and acutely observed.' - Woman and Home Isabel Delancey has always taken her gifted life for granted. But when her husband dies suddenly, leaving her with a mountain of debt, she and her two children are forced to abandon their home and move to a crumbling pile in the country. With the house falling down around them, and the last of her savings fast disappearing, Isabel turns to her neighbours, not knowing that her mere presence there has stirred up long-standing obsessions. As she fights to make her house a home, passions and lives collide. Isabel will discover an instinct for survival she never knew she had - and that a heart can play a new song . . .
Description : In this collection, John Lennon gives insights on surviving fame the day before his murder, Bob Dylan contemplates identity in his film "Renaldo and Clara, " and Lou Reed explores the nihilism of New York City and the best lines he's ever written.
Description : The author of several books on music and culture looks at the various roles of music during World War I, from "La Marseillaise" to "Over There," and examines music's ability to reflect the profound doubts, passions, and aspirations of society, both during the war and in its aftermath. (Performing Arts)
Description : Stranded in Milan, down-on-his-luck music scholar Matthew Pierce stumbles upon a mysterious document that he believes could by the diary kept by Mozart as an adolescent, but his attempts to authenticate the journal lead him into a perilous world of intrigue, violence, and murder. A first novel. Reprint.
Description : Although Theodor W. Adorno is best known for his association with the Frankfurt School of Critical Theory, he began his career as a composer and successful music critic. Night Music presents the first complete English translations of two collections of texts compiled by German philosopher and musicologist Adorno—Moments musicaux, containing essays written between 1928 and 1962, and Theory of New Music, a group of texts written between 1929 and 1955. In Moments musicaux, Adorno echoes Schubert’s eponymous cycle, with its emphasis on aphorism, and offers lyrical reflections on music of the past and his own time. The essays include extended aesthetic analyses that demonstrate Adorno’s aim to apply high philosophical standards to the study of music. Theory of New Music, as its title indicates, presents Adorno’s thoughts and theories on the composition, reception, and analysis of the music that was being written around him. His extensive philosophical writing ultimately prevented him from pursuing the compositional career he had once envisaged, but his view of the modern music of the time is not simply that of a theorist, but clearly also that of a composer. Though his advocacy of the Second Viennese School, comprising composer Arnold Schoenberg and his pupils, is well known, many of his writings in this field have remained obscure. Collected in their entirety for the first time in English, the insightful texts in Night Music show the breadth of Adorno’s musical understanding and reveal an overlooked side to this significant thinker.